"Classroom" by CC Flickr User Victor Björkund, resized and recropped

A conversation with the new OUSD and SFUSD Superintendents

Today was the first day of school for many students, including those in the San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts and both districts have new superintendents.

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(Photo by: Supt. Michelle Davey/Vancouver Police Department/Twitter)

Your Call: How is Vancouver dealing with its opioid crisis & what can we learn from it?

Vancouver and San Francisco are iconic West Coast cities with many things in common -- including large numbers of people addicted to hard drugs. In recent years, Vancouver has been at the forefront of new approaches to addiction, including safe injection sites.

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Almanac - Tuesday 8/22/17

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Today Tuesday, the 22nd of August of 2017is the 234th day of the year...

(Photo by: Supt. Michelle Davey/Vancouver Police Department/Twitter)

Vancouver and San Francisco are iconic West Coast cities with many things in common -- including large numbers of people addicted to hard drugs. In recent years, Vancouver has been at the forefront of new approaches to addiction, including safe injection sites. 

Exploring San Francisco's wave of fancy boba

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“Cereal Milk Boba” from CC Flickr user Jeffrey Chiang, RESIZED AND RECROPPED

 

 

Boba tea first appeared in Taiwan in the 1980s. It came to San Francisco in the 1990s, and is now all over the world from Armenia to Guatemala to South Africa.

 

Courtesy of Youth Radio

With classes starting up across the Bay, many Asian-American students are grappling with something you might not expect: being singled out as the "model minority." 

"Classroom" by CC Flickr User Victor Björkund, resized and recropped

 

Today was the first day of school for many students, including those in the San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts and both districts have new superintendents.

Eli Wirtschafter

Some people in the Bay Area got an unfiltered view of the eclipse. In San Francisco, a thin fog and cloud layer allowed viewing through ordinary sunglasses. In other socked in spots, the eclipse was not visible. KALW reporters around the region and in other states recorded reactions of onlookers.

Guess this Bay Area sound! August 19, 2017

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Illustration by Rich Black / cropped and resized

This is Audiograph — the Bay Area’s sonic signature. Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound in the player above, figure out where it was recorded and what it is, then call to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller.

By lucious lyon, used under CC license/ resized and cropped

Since 1991, teen pregnancies have declined by 67% in the United States. However, rates remain higher in the US than in other industrialized nations, and teen pregnancies have significant social and economic repercussions.

Almanac - Monday 8/21/17

Aug 21, 2017

Today Monday, the 21st of August of 2017 is the 233rd day of the year...

  

Native American judges are using traditional concepts of justice to restore their communities rather than punish offenders and send even more people to prison. The new documentary Tribal Justice highlights tribal courts that incorporate indigenous customs and beliefs into their justice systems.

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Almanac - Tuesday 8/22/17

Today Tuesday, the 22 nd of August of 2017is the 234th day of the year...

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